Courtesy of Hamilton Grand
By Ellie Callinan
Friday, July 17, 2015

If you’ve been watching the Open Championship at St. Andrews, you’ve surely seen that gorgeous red brick building, peering out behind the stands behind the Old Course’s 18th hole. That’s Hamilton Grand, which recently reopened its doors to the public offering the “ultimate residential experience.”

Here’s an inside look at the iconic structure that has watched the game’s elite players compete for the claret jug for decades.

Over a century ago, Thomas Hamilton commissioned the building after he was denied membership to the Royal & Ancient Golf Club. Originally named Grand Hotel, it hosted British elite before being seized by the Royal Air Force in 1942, and then by the University of St. Andrews until 2005.

In 2009, Kohler Co. began restoring the building, renaming it Hamilton Grand, and transforming the property into a collection of unique homes.

Hamilton Grand features 26 luxury apartments, each only a short ways away from the final green of the Old Course. There are 22 two-bed apartments, one three-bed apartment, and three four-bed apartments. In size, the residences range from 1,072 to 2,772 square feet. Prices start at 1.2 million pounds.

Apartment, Hamilton Grand, St. Andrews

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The Resident’s Lounge, located on the ground floor, is a relaxing haven for residents only. Inside, the past comes alive through historic tokens and references of golf’s roots at St Andrews.

Members Lounge, St. Andrews

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Pub and restaurant Hams Hame, located on the ground floor, offers outstanding Scottish cuisine.

Hams Hame

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Since Hamilton Grand is managed by the five red-star Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, residents have access to the hotel’s outstanding amenities, including the Championship Duke’s Golf Course.

The Duke's, St. Andrews

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The Kohler Waters Spa, an additional benefit for homeowners, offers a range of innovative treatments for personalized care.

Spa, Hamilton Grand, St. Andrews

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Also accessible are thermal and fitness suites, a 20-meter swimming pool and a rooftop hot tub.

Pool, Hamilton Grand, St. Andrews

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Hamilton Grand’s finest feature? Its spectacular open deck on the seventh floor, providing residents with “the best view in golf.”

Roof, Hamilton Grand, St. Andrews

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